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Frozen Colorado cows may have to be exploded
Fox News ^ | 4/18/12 | Staff

Posted on 04/21/2012 7:09:56 AM PDT by Pontiac

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The Cows came home
1 posted on 04/21/2012 7:09:59 AM PDT by Pontiac
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2 posted on 04/21/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Pontiac

I think a chainsaw would work.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Pontiac

PETA alert!


4 posted on 04/21/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Pontiac
it sounds like someone is just dying to use explosives...

They should learn something from this: exploding a whale on a beach to ge rid of it

go watch it- it's hilarios as well as educational

Instead of frozen whole cows they are going to have thosands of pieces of cow to clean up

5 posted on 04/21/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: rfreedom4u

Chainsaw off some steaks!


6 posted on 04/21/2012 7:20:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mr. K

...thosands of pieces of cow...

Cowcicles


7 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:16 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Mr. K

My dad had around a dozen cows standing under a tree in Bama back forty years ago, during a major thunderstorm. Lightning stuck the tree and killed all twelve cows. He had the insurance guy come out, and settle on the cows (he actually made like $300 each). He spent $500 to hire the guy with the local bulldozer then to come out and dig this big hole about 100 hundred feet away from the tree. We dragged the cows into the hole, and had the bulldozer fill in the spot. That’s the only realistic way of handling this. You don’t want to mess with explosives or gasoline. It’s just the wrong logic in a case like this.


8 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Pontiac

Why not let the wolves at ‘em?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 7:26:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: pepsionice
We dragged the cows into the hole, and had the bulldozer fill in the spot.

They are located up in the Rocky Mountains in an area inaccessible to that kind of equipment. The idea is that if you blow them up properly, scavengers will do the rest.
10 posted on 04/21/2012 7:27:57 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Mr. K
it sounds like someone is just dying to use explosives...

That may be and for good reason. Is there any problem that can't be solved by blowing it up? Really.

11 posted on 04/21/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Dr. Sivana; Mr. K; pepsionice

I think I see the problem.

“rangers are worried about using trucks in a wilderness area, where the government bars permanent improvements and tries to preserve the natural habitat.”


12 posted on 04/21/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Pontiac

Light the cabin on fire, get a drum of KC Masterpiece, and invite the wolves in for a barbecue. Then, shoot the wolves.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 7:34:26 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pontiac

It's a conspiracy, because the cows made contact with the "visitors".

14 posted on 04/21/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MetaThought

i see that too...

What about getting 10 guys on a rope and DRAG the frozen cows out of the building???

people are so dam lazy these days


15 posted on 04/21/2012 7:39:46 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Pontiac

A case of Diet Double Dew and Cartman will have them dislodged in a half hour.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 7:42:13 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Pontiac

Tnree options stated in article

1.nature takes its course
2. Use explosives
3.use a helicopter to remove

I am sure as rain they will use the most expensive way to do this ....


17 posted on 04/21/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Pontiac

Can we watch on Weasel Zippers?


18 posted on 04/21/2012 7:44:57 AM PDT by steve8714 (The answer, surprisingly, is Carnahan.)
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To: pepsionice
That’s the only realistic way of handling this.

During the Reagan boom years, a developer bought land in a town that had been a big tannery area until the early 1900s.

80 years later, backhoes were snagging still rotting carcasses of animals.

Of course, the decay could have been slowed from all the leftover chromium and arsenic sites.

19 posted on 04/21/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: rfreedom4u

That was my thought. Cut the cows up and use four wheelers with trailers to haul the meat out to the closest road. If you are careful not to over use the same path the impact to the environment should be minimal.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 7:46:41 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Think of that cabin as a meat locker.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 7:48:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Mr. K

I was thinking the same thing. Not only would you have millions of cow parts, you’d also have a blown up cabin. That exploding whale video left a lasting impression on me. Yuck!


22 posted on 04/21/2012 7:48:36 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Pontiac
They're Feds.

The most expensive solution is the correct solution.

23 posted on 04/21/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Pontiac

I have pieces of frozen cow in my freezer...


24 posted on 04/21/2012 7:49:13 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: stansblugrassgrl
. Not only would you have millions of cow parts

Parts is Parts.

25 posted on 04/21/2012 7:50:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Calvin Locke
Of course, the decay could have been slowed from all the leftover chromium and arsenic sites.

Back in the early days they used mercury in tanning which almost entirely stops decompostion.

26 posted on 04/21/2012 7:53:14 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Herefords Therefords Everywherefords


27 posted on 04/21/2012 7:53:53 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Cows in Berkeley????? Who knew?)
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Cowboom.......


28 posted on 04/21/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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It says they've disposed of elk this way. Animals die and rot. Its nature. Does the national forest service just comb through the woods looking for animals to blow up? Why not just let them decay and get eaten by wolves? Like I said, its nature.

Me thinks they've got a few too many pyromaniacs in the NFS.

29 posted on 04/21/2012 7:55:50 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Dr. Sivana
In WWII, the US Army had this thing called a pack howitzer (75mm). Could be disassembled into something like half a dozen or so pack-animal transportable pieces.

Would be a lot more fun than just one dynamite blast.

30 posted on 04/21/2012 7:56:20 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Pontiac

Need Wile E. Coyote to consult on best approach here.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Paladin2
Of course, the decay could have been slowed from all the leftover chromium and arsenic sites.

Back in the early days they used mercury in tanning which almost entirely stops decompostion.

First problem is that log houses if well caulked are naturally well insulated. This means the cows will thaw slowly. The ones nearer the outside will thaw first and the ones in the middle will stay frozen longer.

Rotting large animals will liquefy internally and bloat with gas until their skin ruptures spilling the liquefied internal organs. With the large animals and large amount of liquid the concern is that this bacterial soup will contaminate the spring water that locals drink from.

The reason you can not leave the cows to the wolves is that wolves are highly territorial and this amount of bovine flesh could not be consumed by the local pack by it self before the contamination of the spring water.

32 posted on 04/21/2012 7:56:54 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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It’s the government. I see half a dozen environmental impact studies to be done. Proposals will be written. Bids will be let out; minority and woman and LGBT contractors will be given first dibs.

I see this taking probably 10 years, $200 million and 250 people to get done.

Alternatively; if a 18 year Iowa farm kid was put in charge; you would 3 guys go up with a winch and rope and have it done in 2 hours.


33 posted on 04/21/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Celtic Cross
It says they've disposed of elk this way. Animals die and rot. Its nature.

It is not natural for six or more cows to be frozen solid inside a mountain cabin. They also have cows frozen outside the cabin. What I don’t understand is the worry about using trucks.

rangers are worried about using trucks in a wilderness area, where the government bars permanent improvements and tries to preserve the natural habitat.

34 posted on 04/21/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Only cows and no bulls? It violates the new violence against women act.


35 posted on 04/21/2012 8:10:21 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hehe. Love that. Hadn’t seen it before but certainly remember the line.


36 posted on 04/21/2012 8:12:17 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Alternatively; if a 18 year Iowa farm kid was put in charge; you would 3 guys go up with a winch and rope and have it done in 2 hours.

Wow!

Let’s hire those three farm boys to run NASA. We will be on Mars by June.

37 posted on 04/21/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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These guys never watched early westerns?

All they have to do is tie a few branches to the truck bumper and drag it behind them, problem solved!.

Sheesh!

38 posted on 04/21/2012 8:15:06 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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ROTFLMAO!


39 posted on 04/21/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pontiac; jazusamo; girlangler; B4Ranch; GladesGuru; SierraWasp

Government wilderness rules ban chainsaws and all mechanized vehicles.

The eco terrorists want to create more wilderness areas.

UN Agenda 21


40 posted on 04/21/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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“Let’s hire those three farm boys to run NASA. We will be on Mars by June. “

No; that would take until at least July.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: relictele

“Only cows and no bulls? It violates the new violence against women act.”

It’s the new Republican war on Rosie.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 8:23:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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43 posted on 04/21/2012 8:26:10 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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Government wilderness rules ban chainsaws and all mechanized vehicles.

If the work is done by rangers or park maintenance workers I don’t think those rules would apply.

I just wonder how long it will take the government to fine the rancher and stick him with the bill for disposal of the carcasses.

But they would never allow him to go in to the park with his own equipment (light trucks or four runners) to remove them. Even though if he got in before the ground thawed there would be little impact on the environment.

44 posted on 04/21/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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If happy cows live in California, then exploding cows live in Colorado!


45 posted on 04/21/2012 8:29:06 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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Kewl video. They should have laid the dynamire, then buried the whale..used bulldozers to create a mountain of sand, then set off the charges, it would have been a "underground flukelear explosion"
46 posted on 04/21/2012 9:02:56 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Mr. K

Check out Discovery Channel, or NatGeo websites..A while back they hav a program about an “exploding” whale..It’s very popular, airs often, and should be oin the website. A whale had died, and beached in Japan..they were towing it to an aquarium, to do an autopsy ( or is it necropsy?)..anyways, they’re hauling it on a flatbed, though downtown of some some large Japanese city..and in the moddle of the city..the whale explodes....the videos ar equite funny..they finally figured out that the gases from decompositon had build up inside the whale, and kaboom..


47 posted on 04/21/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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It’s just a matter of how much it will cost, and how long the area will have to be closed. It is very remote and inaccessible, but it is a ‘valuable” recreational trail.

Bottom line is, the cheapest and quickest way to open the trail is to turn the cows into very small bits, and let nature remove them. A few guys, a few hundred pounds of dynamite, and a few days, done, efficiently.

BTW, the whale dispersal was botched.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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That whale being blown up was the first thing that came to mind when I read this headline.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 10:10:44 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Born to Conserve
Bottom line is, the cheapest and quickest way to open the trail is to turn the cows into very small bits, and let nature remove them. A few guys, a few hundred pounds of dynamite, and a few days, done, efficiently.

I would think an industrial size wood chipper, 4 men and a couple of chain saws would be cheaper.

Two chopper trips and you’re done and you don’t have to worry about blowing yourself up.

50 posted on 04/21/2012 10:52:05 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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